I'm playing around with writing Rust snippets in my editor. I can get org mode to format my things nicely and play nicely with rust-mode. But I can't evaluate my code snippets. I think that may be because Rust isn't strictly a scripting language, as the suggestive error, "error: no such subcommand: script" provides, when I try to expand my rust source blocks. I could be just misunderstanding though.

Edit: I figured out how to solve my problem but minutes later, see answer below. I've moved onto a new question though: how I might run a linter or flycheck in org-mode.

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Hot diggity darn, but minutes later I discovered a crate for that. For future people landing on this question, all I had to do was run

cargo install cargo-script

and bam you'll be off and org-babel-ing. If you've got Cargo.el installed in your profile, you can evaluate pretty quick using Cargo-run. This may become how I write Rust going forward, if I can get flycheck to work too.

    – 0atman
    Oct 26, 2020 at 16:55
  • So rust works in babel out of the box for me (doom emacs), but I want what you have - cargo script to run the rust in the code blocks!
    – 0atman
    Oct 26, 2020 at 16:56

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